Online platforms operate under an unclear legal framework, which is subject to minimum standards established at the national level. Existing national laws and regulations are in need of revision and update. Only a few European countries have made an attempt to introduce a regulatory framework for online platforms, addressing specific needs of the provision of services or relating to the working conditions of people working though platforms. The Project Mapping Platform Economy
sheds some lights on the complexity of platform ecosystem by providing visualisation of several regulatory aspects of platform work at the national level in over 30 countries.